I first heard about The Second Chance Foundation from a segment on CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition in 2017. This interview prompted me to reach out to Bev because I knew that this was an organization I wanted to be involved in. We determined, based on her clients’ needs and my expertise, that I would offer introductory internet skills workshops focusing on information literacy.
In the time of the coronavirus, library workers are having to learn new technologies. A good example of this need to adapt is storytime. I often lead storytimes in my work as a library technician at the Milton Public Library (MPL) and I’ve found by learning to “slide” (i.e., use slides) as part of my storytimes. I’ve not only improved my interactions with children and parents, I’ve also become more comfortable with adapting to new ways of doing my work.
Many families and communities changed up their Hallween fesitivites this year and went to the library drive-thru to show off their costumes and collect treats.
Across the country, libraries are closed but library staff are still working hard to provide remote programming and virtual services, including RA.
Donna Liu shares the success of the UTM Library's student volunteer program, which pairs experiential learning with wellness to create a truly unique campus program.
Now in its fourth year, the Public Library Leaders program is gaining a reputation for preparing library managers to successfully advance to higher levels of leadership within their institutions.
“If not us, then who?” At Central Public School, our principal gives us this daily challenge so that we balance community assets with any gaps or deficits we identify.
Neither distance nor geopolitics prevent librarians and library school students with Librarians Without Borders from making the annual trek to the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy In Guatemala.
It all started in the fall of 2017. Teens from the nearby high school mysteriously started appearing at one of our small branch library locations over the lunch hour. Week by week, the group grew, and so did the noise and food … and the sidelong looks from adult customers.
Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging technology that aligns perfectly with our collective service goals to foster innovation and discovery.
In endeavoring to to meet the needs of our communities, we as library staff have to ignite the sparks.
Continuum dives into the e-learning waters by addressing a spectrum of issues including the nature of e-learning, the role of technologically-informed teaching and learning in library work, and the resources that are needed to make e-learning happen.
Having board game collections in libraries isn’t a new thing. In fact, I am sure most of you reading this article have some sort…